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Work at Deadman’s Point Bridge

  The NZ Transport Agency is preparing to start work on the Deadman's Point Bridge in Cromwell at the intersection...

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Posted on 9 Dec 2018 16:46
By Staff reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Property law: a lot has changed

  December. I know. Crazy busy, flat stick, zilch-time-for-educational-reading-type-hectic. So, for those who can...

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Posted on 7 Dec 2018 16:30
By Janice Hughes HARDCASE

Hawea Flat students are up for the digital challenge

  Four young minds from Hawea Flat School were put to the test at New Zealand's 2018 digital challenge the...

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Posted on 6 Dec 2018 04:59
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Christmas cheer twinkles in town

  The weather did not stop the Wanaka community from welcoming Christmas to town last Friday. With the threat of...

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Posted on 6 Dec 2018 04:57
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Sell-out Beerfest a success

  In a region where wine is making headlines around the world, local beers are also gaining impressive respect...

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Posted on 6 Dec 2018 04:53
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka Sun Christmas Photography Competition

  We are looking for iconic Wanaka Christmas photos; combining the joy of the season with the incredible natural...

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Posted on 6 Dec 2018 04:45
By COMPETITION newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Swimmers up against the best

  Swimming Otago held its annual Long Course Championship meet from November 30 - December 2 at Dunedin's...

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Posted on 6 Dec 2018 04:25
By Sports reporter sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cell tower stress for local residents

Local man Barry Bruce is taking on Spark in a David and Goliath battle. An 11m-high cell tower is under construction on...

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Posted on 6 Dec 2018 04:23
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Salmon samples needed from Lake Wanaka

  Otago Fish & Game Council (F&G) have put a call out to anglers fishing for salmon in Lake Wanaka this summer. F&G...

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Posted on 6 Dec 2018 04:21
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Newcastle Track undergoing maintenance

Department of Conservation (DOC) will carry out continual maintenance on parts of Newcastle Track near Luggate after recent...

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Posted on 6 Dec 2018 04:16
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

MAC athletes outrun competition

  Twelve Mount Aspiring College (MAC) students put one foot in front of another to take home medals and high recognition...

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Posted on 6 Dec 2018 04:12
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Freedom camping hubs

  QLDC recently surveyed residents on their views re: freedom campers in the central Otago region. The results...

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Posted on 6 Dec 2018 04:08
By  Dr Deborah Fraser editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Police call for leads in Hawea Fire

Wanaka Police have appealed for information following two scrub fires started by people shooting fireworks from a ute early...

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Posted on 6 Dec 2018 04:06
By Staff reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Open bring stars to the course

  Representatives from NZ Golf and Sport Otago watched on as two of the region's brightest young stars delivered...

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Posted on 6 Dec 2018 04:02
By Sportsdesk sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

Newcastle Track stays open despite worsening erosion

  Upper Clutha bicycle riders and walkers will need to take extra caution when accessing parts of Newcastle Track...

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Posted on 29 Nov 2018 21:23
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wastebusters aims to bring back container recycling refunds

Wanaka Wastebusters gave away cash for recycling to support the Kiwi Bottle Drive national day of action on Tuesday. During...

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Posted on 29 Nov 2018 06:54
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Six month plan to ditch plastic bags

  Wanaka Wastebusters staff are thrilled about New Zealand Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage's leadership...

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Posted on 29 Nov 2018 06:01
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka electricity upgrade completed

  A major upgrade to Wanaka's electricity supply officially opened yesterday after two years of work and...

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Posted on 29 Nov 2018 05:47
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Thousands raised for new hall

Volunteer firefighters Ethan French, Tamati Gurau-Reynolds and Sam Jenkin were first out of the gate in the Hobby Horse...

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Posted on 29 Nov 2018 05:32
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Grebe Diary 4 - November 18, 2018

I finished last week's diary paddling towards the shore with a badly injured 200g grebe chick in my kayak, pondering...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:55
By John Darby

Trampolinists spring south to compete

  Wanaka Trampolining and Tumbling (TNT) Club closed out their 2018 competition season with high recognition at...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:50
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Swimming club second overall

Nine Wanaka Swim Club swimmers went to Dunedin on Sunday, November 18, to compete at the annual Kiwi Challenge Meet. Team...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:48
By Sports reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Community urged to join airport conversation

  Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) announced plans to continue the conversation with the Upper Clutha community...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:45
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Changes on way for Clutha River users

Recreational powered vessels will no longer be allowed on the Clutha River between the Outlet Camping Ground and the...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:43
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Coastguard family day

Coastguard Wanaka Lakes (CWL) is helping to protect families on the water this summer through a safety awareness programme...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:39
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Call for safe travel as schools zoned

  The Board of Trustees for Wanaka Primary School and the Establishment BOT for the new Wanaka South Primary School...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:33
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

NZ’s youngest MP in Wanaka

  Young political powerhouse Chloe Swarbrick was in Wanaka last week, addressing the patrons of the Festival of...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:29
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Council’s new camping facilities  

In advance of the summer influx of visitors, Queenstown Lakes District Council has opened the gates of its free overnight...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:26
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Trust celebrates a decade of habitat restoration

  The Te Kākano Aotearoa Trust is celebrating ten years of getting their hands in the dirt. Volunteers, supporters...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:16
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Do not fear; the food bank is here

  In a week many people will be hauling out the Christmas decorations and stringing lights on the tree. It's...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:12
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

A healthy heart for Luggate

  Luggate's “heart” could be restored in the form a new community hall built to certified Passive...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:08
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

A sneak peek at Hawea Hall

  Hawea Flat School will unveil conceptual plans for a new, sustainable, multi-purpose school hall at its popular...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:05
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka choppers in Antarctica

  Over the last three weeks, Heli Support NZ has been in Antarctica, providing support to a German geological research...

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Posted on 22 Nov 2018 04:01
By Emma Conyngham newdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Opinion: Social workers in Wanaka

Have you ever wondered what the role of a social worker is and how they may be able to help? The team at Community Networks...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 21:13
By Kate Murray Community Networks

Local point’s name lost in archives

Located along the foreshore towards Glendhu Bay, just past Damper Bay lies a nameless jut of land. Picturesque as it...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:37
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lions Club’s playhouse project

  Wanaka Districts Lions Club's latest project is being raffled off to raise funds for the club's other...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:32
By Staff reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Morrow calls it

  Luggate-based builder - and three-time New Zealand duck calling champion - Hunter Morrow has placed second in...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:30
By Staff reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Fun fair with Hawea Flat Primary

  It's all hands on deck for Hawea Flat students as they prepare for their fourth Traditional Country Fun...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:27
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Heavy rain gives rise to heavy concerns

    Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) wants to assure the community that it is investigating a range...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:26
By Allison McLean newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Grebe Diary 3 - November 11, 2018

  Nest 12 hatched chicks this last Friday and nest 11 is due Tuesday. Other anticipated hatch dates are nest 9...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:19
By John Darby